Police log for Oct. 18

October 17, 2000

Police log for Oct. 18

Man tells police he was robbed in city

A man walking early Tuesday morning through a downtown alley that runs behind the first block of South Potomac Street told Hagerstown City Police he was robbed at gunpoint.

The 20-year-old victim said he was approached in the first block of Cramer's Alley at 12:05 a.m. by a man who displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.

The suspect then yanked a gold chain from the victim's neck and told him to walk away.

After contacting police, the victim described his assailant as a black man, 6 feet 3 inches tall, 235 pounds and in his 20s. He was wearing a red suede jacket and dark blue jeans. He also had wire-rimmed glasses.

State police search for 21-year-old man

Maryland State Police are looking for Jason Wayne Socks, a 21-year-old Hagerstown man who fled from police Sunday during a traffic stop on U.S. 40 at Western Maryland Parkway.


Socks was driving a 1991 Chevrolet at 2 a.m. when he was stopped for traffic violations and asked for his driver's license.

Police said Socks fled on foot and is still at large. He is wanted on three outstanding warrants from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with information on Socks whereabouts may call 301-739-2101.

Tools theft probed by county deputies

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of $350 in tools from a vehicle Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Hecht's at 17301 Valley Mall Road.

Also Monday, a man took a test drive in a 1993 Nissan 240SX from Dual Highway Motors and never returned it, deputies said.

The white car has a convertible black top and dealer's tags 1A30461.

The dealership is located at 1938 Dual Highway.

Police say wet roads contribute to crash

ROXBURY, Pa. - Wet roads Monday morning contributed to a two-car collision in Roxbury that sent two women to the hospital, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Jennifer S. Hondos of State College, Pa., was traveling westbound in her 1992 Nissan Sentra on Pa. 0641 when she lost control of the car on wet pavement and crossed the center line, police said.

Hondos' car collided with a vehicle driven by Lynn Severns, Fayettville, Pa., who was headed east in a 1997 Buick LeSabre, police said.

Both women were transported to Chambersburg Hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

Lock broken on Pa. man's storage shed

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An unknown person broke the lock on a Chambersburg man's shed, but nothing was taken in the attempted burglary, Chambersburg Police report.

Someone broke the lock on Jay Mowery's shed on North 4th Street Saturday between 2 and 11 p.m., police said, but nothing appeared to be missing.

Teen charged with property destruction

FREDERICK, Md. - A 17-year-old male was charged with destruction of property after a stainless steel rail in a holding cell at the Frederick County Sheriff's Office was damaged Tuesday, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said the juvenile was ordered to the Noyes Children Center in Rockville, Md., by a Frederick County Circuit Court judge.

He was placed in a holding cell and allegedly destroyed the railing, deputies said.

Deputies estimated the damages at $500.

The juvenile was arrested and taken to the Noyes Children's Center.

Disc player, scanner stolen in Newburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Someone stole electronics equipment from a Newburg, Pa., woman's car over the weekend, Chambersburg Police report.

Police said an unknown person removed a Pioneer compact disc player and a Bearcat scanner from Sandra Brown's car, which was parked at the rear of 447 Lincoln Way East. The theft occurred between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The Herald-Mail Articles